• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT look and feel...

    • Written by from Elmsford

    ...but the functionality is very poor. I use it a lot and I'm always fidgeting with the cover. There's something wrong with the design of the magnet system. It doesn't hold it's fold properly and therefore is never secure. When used as a stand or prop, it often falls. I've owned every model iPad. This case has the poorest functionality of any I've owned. It is not representative of Apple design quality.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    • Written by from Lansing

    The leather brown case is perfect. The feel is amazing and it gives the iPad a more sophisticated look. At first I was worried about the sturdiness while watching a show but the support is great! The only think which I hope will change over time is the cover doesn't lay completely flat. It still puts my iPad to sleep, I'd just prefer it completely flat.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality is just so-so

    • Written by from Battle Ground

    I find the case to be flimsy and not what quality I have come to expect from Apple. I have chosen to spend another $20 and get another brand of case with a keyboard.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Miramar

    How poor and low quality product.
    It doesn't fit properly the iPad and can not hold it on it.
    I strongly recommend you don't buy it.
    I really want my money back.
    Shame on you Apple.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple messed up

    • Written by from Long Beach

    Should have the 4th fold in the cover to make it more stable. Sorry ipad air isn't that light that it doesn't need the 4th fold.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design and materials

    • Written by from San Diego

    Not a very good design and the material(s) are flimsy. The design is not the best. My problems with the design are the fact the case does not lay flat when open and folded under the case causing a buckle at the first fold. Another design issue is the stand fold option continually fails. The reason I said poor material is because the inability to stay open (stand position) may be due to the material itself.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Air cover

    • Written by from san bernardino

    Must be their worst ever.poor fit around edge,irritates hand,slippery outer finish.Makes for a poor stand.had the first gen iPad with cover and still use,that was a great cover.Wish this one was similar.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fullerton

    When you fold back the cover, it melts instead of holding firm and giving you a hand grip. It looks nice, it feels nice but it doesn't function AND it's really overpriced. Save your money, and your sanity, buy a 3rd party cover.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Concept, Failed Execution

    • Written by from QUINCY

    Smart Covers for the previous iPads had 4 panels where panel 1 and panel 4 would magnetically lock together, creating a solid triangular base for use as a stand, or even a left-hand "clutch" in portrait mode while surfing/lounging on the couch.

    These new Smart Covers/Cases have 3 panels where the edge of panel 1 sits in a magnetic groove on edge of panel 3. Guess what? It doesn't work for beans. The iPad falls over in both positions, and it falls apart when you try to use it as a "clutch" as previously mentioned.


    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Case!

    • Written by from North Vancouver

    As promised. Fits perfectly, great feel! Easy initial setup and stable. If my 4 year old can prop it up for viewing and playing interactive educational games anyone should be able to do the same!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for a cover, terrible stand.

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    I don't usually write reviews, but thought I'd leave one for this. I needed a quick case for my ipad and picked up this one. Protects it great and fits perfect, but the stand part I'd horrible. You have to get it in the perfect spot or the stand won't hold and fall. When more cases come out I think I'll be looking for a replacement.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Less is not always more...

    • Written by from Troutman

    I love the look and feel of this case. However, the design is not as good as its predecessor; the leather Smart Cover. I do like the fact that it covers the front and the back. What's missing? One fold.

    The cover for previous generations had 4 flaps that folded nicely into a triangle which provided a solid support / stand. This version only has three and it doesn't hold together nearly as well. Assumedly, it's because of the width reduction of the iPad Air, but in my opinion the scale and width of the four folds should have been scaled accordingly.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much improved

    • Written by from Portland

    This is an excellent case. It is good-looking, lightweight and fits more snugly than the polyurethane model available for the earlier iPad version. Having the cover folded for typing feels very secure. In the upright position, it is less secure than the earlier four panel cover version, but works very well if you don't push against it too hard. If I typed on it more than an hour a day I would consider a keyboard case, say from Logitech. Otherwise this is a very good trade-off of a little extra weight for protection and added functionality.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really nice case... but does it worth $85?

    • Written by from Edmonton

    very good quality, fits the ipad air perfectly. it adds some weight... but not too bad....

    I know it is a leather case, but $85 is way too much.... $55 will be a acceptable price.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Uster

    Looks good and covers the Ipad properly. It's very tight in this regard much better than the old one which was very loose. The fifth star would have been achieved if the stand was better. Although I recommand this cover

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Open Gap and Does Not Turn Off

    • Written by from Senoia

    Looks beautiful and feels great. HOWEVER, there is a good sized gap so the cover does not lay flat and that may be why my IPad does not turn off when closed. Or, is it like the refrigerator light and when you peek in the light is always on. Hhm?

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey and not very functional

    • Written by from Westfield

    I don't know why Apple discontinued their polycarbonate cases. The only option they currently have for the Air is this leather version. The leather does have a nice feel to it. While it does have magnets in the cover to turn the iPad on and off, the cover is nearly impossible to fold properly in order to get the iPad to stand. The polycarbonate version could lock into position; the leather one curls in on itself. While I realize that leather isn't cheap, this seems like a high price to pay for something that doesn't do what it's supposed to.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by from Taunton

    I have been using it for a week and I am sending it back. As a stand its very flimsy and if you don't fold it just so it doesn't stand up well. Def not worth $80. I am returning asap. Now, if you just want something that looks good visually and protects the outside then I guess it would be worth" the money?

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy design

    • Written by from Cupertino

    The new design is unstable and tends to collapse easily.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Just ok

    • Written by from Socorro

    The good:
    Very nice feel in the hands.
    Provides a good grip.
    Colors match their iPhone leather counterparts.

    The bad:
    The hinge sticks out too much, breaking the smooth lines of the device and creating an extraneous flap most other cases do not have.
    The hinge prevents the top cover from laying fully flat on the iPad screen, something the smart cover does not suffer from.
    The stand is way too flimsy.

    5 of 7 people found this useful